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Radiol Clin North Am. 2007 Mar;45(2):261-74.

Adjustable laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity: imaging assessment and complications.

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Department of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging Section, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 1250 East Marshall Street, Main Hospital 3rd Floor, Room 3-417, P.O. Box 980615, Richmond, VA 23298-0615, USA. lcarucci@vcu.edu

Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe and effective means of weight loss for patients who have morbid obesity. LAGB currently is the least invasive surgical treatment for morbid obesity. Radiologists must be aware of the expected postoperative imaging findings, the optimal technique for radiologic assessment, and the postoperative complications that may occur. In addition, because band-adjustment procedures often are performed fluoroscopically, the radiologist may play a direct role in the management of weight loss in patients following LAGB.

PMID:
17502216
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2007.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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